This appears to be better on the systems that rarely go on sale.
Needless to say, this is military only. Go us!
Alienware M14x R2 i5/ 6GB/ 500GB/ 1GB graphics
Alienware M14X R2, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
Unit Price: $1,023.25
Alienware M14X R2: Alienware M14X R2
Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
Processor 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.3GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
Memory: 12GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz
Keyboard: English Keyboard
Display Panels: 14.0" High Def+ (900p/1600x900) with WLED backlight
Video Card: 2 GB DDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M with Optimus™
Hard Drive: 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s
AlienFX: Quasar Blue
Hinge Up: Stealth Black with Soft Touch Finish
Adobe Reader Acrobat SW: Adobe Acrobat X Reader
Optical Driver: Slot Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW)
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di with THX TruStudio Pro Software
Wireless Networking: Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 With Bluetooth 4.0
Adapter: Alienware M14X 150W A/C Adapter
Documentation: Alienware Documentation
Office Productivity Software: Microsoft® Office Home and Business 2010
Shipping Material: Shipping Material
Security Software: No Anti-Virus Software Selected
Additional Software: Additional Software
Primary Battery: 63WHr 8-Cell Primary Battery
Hardware Support Services: 1 Year Basic Plan
Alien Wallpaper: None
WirelessHD & Mobile Broadband: None
$1,023.35 here, vs $1,499 for the same build on Dell.
***Just realized that you can remove the MS Office for -$199.
That makes this build $830
Looks like the deal for the M14X is over. The other systems still seem to be offering decent deals.